barber pole

or barber's pole



a pole with red and white spiral stripes symbolizing the barber's former sideline of surgery.

Nearby words

  1. barbeque,
  2. barber,
  3. barber chair,
  4. barber college,
  5. barber of seville, the,
  6. barber's itch,
  7. barber's pole,
  8. barber, samuel,
  9. barber-shop,
  10. barber-surgeon

Origin of barber pole

First recorded in 1675–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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